Posted in July 2017

Best Practice Scheme pilot underway

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As announced at UK AD & Biogas 2017, the pilot of the Best Practice Scheme for AD is being undertaken this summer. This blog provides an update on the scheme and on some relevant regulatory developments. Piloting the scheme We are working with Aardvark Certification Limited to test-run the Best Practice…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, food waste operators, best practice scheme, Environment Agency, regulator

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(Some) new RHI regulations put before Parliament

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New RHI legislation was laid before Parliament yesterday. It will come into effect on 20 September 2017. You can access this here. While the new regulations implement some of the proposals (namely, those relating to the restructuring of the biomass tariffs) set out in the government response to last year’s…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, renewable financial incentives, RHI, consultation, thom koller, regulations

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New Medium Combustion Plant permitting and emissions compliance

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At the end of last year Defra consulted on transposing the Medium Combustion Plant Directive into and introducing emission controls for certain generators in England and Wales. You can access the consultation proposals here. “Medium combustion plants” mean a combustion plant with a rated thermal input equal…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, crop operators, permits, consultation, Defra, emissions monitoring, emissions limits, nox, thom koller

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ADBA joins new ENA Biomethane Group

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This week the Energy Network Association (ENA) invited ADBA and biomethane producers to join representatives from the gas transmission and distribution networks to discuss site connections and operations. This industry-wide biomethane group will look to meet quarterly to discuss issues and potential mechanisms to solve them. Below is…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, renewable financial incentives, energy networks association, grid connection, network capacity, future billing methodology, project clocc, gas distribution network, thom koller

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Replacing CHP installations under the FIT

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The vast majority of AD plants with CHP have commissioned since 2010, following the introduction of the FIT. As such, due to the high build quality of engines most AD plants would not have needed to replace their installations to date. This situation is changing. The lifespan of CHP installations used…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, crop operators, food waste operators, renewable financial incentives, FIT, chp replacement, Ofgem, beis, thom koller

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Opportunity to join free European biomethane network

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A European Horizon 2020 research project called 'Record Biomap' is looking for companies and institutions who develop innovative technology and process solutions for efficient and economically viable biomethane production at small to medium scale (<250 m³ raw gas/h). As well as biogas upgrading to biomethane, this can cover innovative…

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Tags: R&D, biomethane, Horizon 2020, biogas upgrading, pre-treatment, digestion

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Evonik’s SEPURAN® Green integrated by Italian OEM partner TPI

On 30th of June, at Montello S.p.A. of Montello (BG), a new plant for the production of biomethane and carbon dioxide was inaugurated and finally put into operation. This biogas upgrading plant, created by Tecno Project Industriale (TPI), a company of the SIAD Group, is the first…

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Tags: member's press release, biomethane, biogas upgrading, ofmsw

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On Farm AD - achieving carbon reduction targets in agriculture

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A new report by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) shows the huge greenhouse gas (GHG) emission savings that on farm anaerobic digestion (AD) has the potential to achieve. The findings are from a framework that was developed as part of the 2012 review of progress in reducing…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, UK AD & Biogas, biomethane, agriculture, on farm ad, manure management, future of on farm ad, greenhouse gas emissions, carbon abatement, carbon budget, emiliano lewis

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Financing your plant with the RHI and RTFO

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The Climate Change Act has established a target for the UK to reduce emissions by at least 80% by 2050, relative to 1990 levels. Towards this obligaiton significant progress has been made in decarbonising electricity, but little progress has been made so far in heat and transport sectors. As the below diagram illustrates …

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, RHI, RTFO, renewable financial incentives, rtfcs, Biomethane and Gas Vehicle Conference, committee on climate change, carbon budgets, thom koller

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New conference to examine role of anaerobic digestion in Northern Irish economy

A new conference is set to examine the role that anaerobic digestion (AD) can play in waste management, agriculture, renewable energy generation, and climate change mitigation in Northern Ireland. AD is a natural process that recycles organic materials including food waste, sewage, agricultural waste, and purpose-grown energy crops…

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Tags: Northern Ireland, anaerobic digestion, Charlotte Morton, climate change, GHG emissions, agriculture, renewable energy, biomethane, digestate

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: AD secures farming future for young entrepreneur

Rob Greenow, a Staffordshire-based young farmer, has successfully established his own AD business, allowing him to secure his future in farming - all before the age of 30. Combining an interest in renewable energy with his farming experience, Rob established AD management business BioG UK just a couple of years after…

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Tags: member's press release, anaerobic digestion, farming

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NEW RHI deployment update - July 2017

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The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) have released their latest monthly statistics showing deployment of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) programme. The link to the July statistics can be found by clicking here. Biogas Biogas heat generated and paid for under the RHI in 2017…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, RHI, beis, biogas heat, heat use, UK AD & Biogas, emiliano lewis, Biomethane and Gas Vehicle Conference, biomethane in transport, decarbonisation

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Urgent appeal for assistance with IEA Bioenergy Task 37 to save UK membership

Professor Jerry Murphy, Clare Lukehurst and Oliver Harwood are making an urgent appeal for assistance in connection with the next IEA Biogas meeting which takes place in the next 3 weeks. Unfortunately, if the required funds (£11,666) are not raised to pay the UK subscription, the IEA Bioenergy Executive Committee will…

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Tags: iea task 37, iea, anaerobic digestion, biogas, UK AD & Biogas, emiliano lewis

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Puregas Solutions to present at ADBA Biomethane & Gas Vehicle Conference

Historically, diesel cars and trucks have been extremely popular in the UK, in part because they produce less carbon dioxide than petrol vehicles. But in 2012 the World Health Organization (WHO) reclassified diesel pollution as a "definite carcinogen". It can cause lung cancer and breathing difficulties. Last year, a WHO report…

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Tags: member's press release, biomethane, UK Biomethane & Gas Vehicle Conference, transport, air quality, RTFO

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